Ahlberg Funeral Chapel

326 Terry St., Longmont, CO


John Thomas Maher

August 20, 1956September 10, 2020

On Thursday, September 10, 2020, John Maher, beloved husband and father of two, passed away at the age of 64.

John was born on August 20, 1956 in Newark, NJ to John and Geraldine Maher. He joined the Air Force in 1977, worked for IBM for 10 years, then joined Chamberlain Group as a steel buyer. On July 8, 1989, he married Evelyn Forshay. They raised two children together, Seán and Sheila. He was diagnosed with MS on November 1, 1993 and shortly after moved to Colorado. John was an avid music lover, a dedicated Left Hand Brewery member, and an active member of his church and in the community. He was known for his witty humor and his infectious smile. John was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, his two children, his sisters Elizabeth and Patricia, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel at 1 o’clock PM. Due to COVID-19, there will be limited seating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the National MS Society: https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Donate.


23 September

Memorial Service

1:00 pm

Ahlberg Funeral Chapel

326 Terry St.
Longmont, Colorado 80501

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the service will be limited to 50 people in attendance. Masks are required. Thank you for your understanding.


John Thomas Maher

have a memory or condolence to add?

Mary Cullin

September 16, 2020

My husband Dan and I only met you a couple of times for events at your sister Elizabeth's home.
We know you will be missed so much by Elizabeth and Patty.
They both loved you dearly and we are praying that they can find some comfort in the knowledge that you are in a much better place and no longer suffering.
Prayers for comfort to your wife and children.

Kerri Biederman

September 16, 2020

Ev, Sean, and Sheila. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. John was such a special man and I have so many wonderful memories with him and you all that I will forever hold in my heart. I love you all. ❤️❤️


Learn more about the Maher name